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Fear Villanelle Poems | Villanelle Poems About Fear

These Fear Villanelle poems are examples of Villanelle poems about Fear. These are the best examples of Fear Villanelle poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Haunted Brothel

Her bony fingers stroked my hair,
I shuddered at the icy touch,
And when I turned no one was there.

I felt the hatred of her stare,
My heart was frozen in its clutch,
Her bony fingers stroked my hair.

I’d walked into the open snare,
My curiosity too much,
And when I turned no one was there.

I stood alone inside her lair,
The murdered prostitute was Dutch,
Her bony fingers stroked my hair.

The room was full of such despair,
I tried to flee but dropped my crutch,
And when I turned no one was there.

How stupid was the double dare,
I’d suffer now for playing butch,
Her bony fingers stroked my hair,
And when I turned no one was there.

For Paula's Unease contest


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Nothing Wrong

Apparently nothing wrong happened here:
Some tales are simply meant to end with pain!
Nothing wrong has stifled this voice with fear.

Perhaps communication was unclear,
Or the conversation a bit inane?
Apparently nothing wrong happened here.

So -- big smile! Chuckle. Manifest good cheer,
Or at least look up to ignore the stain;
Nothing wrong has stifled this voice with fear.

Opposite plain language, most insincere
Utterances usually explain
Why apparently nothing wrong happened here.

Over nothing, don't shed one meager tear;
Do not question the arrangement again...
Nothing wrong has stifled this voice with fear.

It certainly doesn't help to complain --
All one can do is try to persevere.
Apparently nothing wrong happened here:
Nothing wrong has stifled this voice with fear.


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A Villanelle for a Villian

Was I not too young, tell me truly, speak 
the dew of life was still upon my face,
when I refused to take that final leap        

to loose my life when not yet at its peak. 
I took a deathly kiss in his embrace.
Was I not too young, tell me truly, speak? 

Unwise, unwise was I, or simply meek
how I mortally erred was a disgrace,
when I refused to take that final leap.      

No life was this, no haven for the weak
eternal, soulless, hell no resting place.
Was I not too young, tell me truly, speak? 

Existence now bares a fetid reek
I've replaced the grace of heaven chaste, 
when I refused to take that final leap.

I face the nightmares now, hear the shrieks,  
ah, remember there was dew on my face.
Was I not too young, tell me truly, speak
when I refused to take that final leap. 



Contest: Poems from the Vampire! 
Poet: Debbie Guzzi




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Upon Waking

Monsters hide beneath the bed.
Very slowly make their way,
Walking in the sleep of dead.

Out the window they are led
By the shadows of the day.
Monsters hide beneath the bed.

Lingers by a fresh spun thread
Maybe they will stay away?
Walking in the sleep of dead.

Light a candle there instead
Stay awake and watch them play.
Monsters hide beneath the bed.

Hope, just give up every shred,
They won't care if you're okay,
Walking in the sleep of dead.

Don't let them fill you with dread,
Vices you can keep at bay.
Monsters hide beneath the bed
Walking in the sleep of dead.


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Child

Remember your fear of the dark, child,
When sleep attempts to steal your sight,
And monsters creep in, tall, sharp and wild.

Sharp teeth, sharp claws, all to make you mild,
They close in, trying to steal your light.
Remember your fear of the dark, child.

Imagine yourself a hero, riled
Up with holy fury and banishing might,
When monsters creep in, tall, sharp and wild.

Hissing, screaming, from your room, exiled,
But not forever, just for the night.
Remember your fear of the dark, child.

When morning came, you childishly reviled
their failed attempt to bring you fright,
When monsters crept in, tall, sharp and wild.

Do not think that they can be beguiled
Into staying away another night.
Remember your fear of the dark, child,
When monster crept in, tall, sharp and wild.


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A Villanelle of Loss

How long can I sit here? 
With my head in my hands 
Drenched in layers of my fear. 

Stop thinking, my thoughts all smear 
Like ocean water devouring the sands 
How long can I sit here? 

Urgent whispers within my ear 
Speaking sorrow of the sacred lands 
Drenched in layers of my fear. 

I'm strong for long, but wait! There's a tear 
The shattering of my dreamlands. 
How long can I just sit here? 

Those evil thoughts, they always sneer 
When there is only one left who stands 
Drenched in layers of my fear. 

Here they come, they draw near! 
With all of their cruel demands 
How long can I just sit here 
Drenched in layers of my fear?


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Righteous and Just

Righteous and just shall inherit the earth
The lord does chastise me so I see Him
Placed me in poverty pray I do right

Sinned throughout my life now I must think twice
Each and every hour this debt I owe
Righteous and just shall inherit the earth

Turn their backs they have people that I know
Failing in belief cause my will I give thee
Placed me in poverty pray I do right

A different path to walk to you I go
My destination is known you I fear
Righteous and just shall inherit the earth

Your punishment severe pain I endure
Forgiveness be time in you faith I trust
Placed me in poverty pray I do right

No longer without sight you freed my mind
The sanctuary I seek found in you
Righteous and just shall inherit the earth
Placed me in poverty pray I do right


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Don't Let Me Fall Back To Sleep

My love, please, don't let me fall back to sleep
But hold me while I cry soft in the night
My dreaming is full of nightmares, my sweet

Yes, I'm tired, but this price is too steep
You see, in each dream I lose you, each time
My love, please, don't let me fall back to sleep

I was in a crowd, all blank-faced as sheep
I looked for you; you were nowhere in sight
My dreaming is full of nightmares, my sweet

I was running through a forest, running through trees
Then I saw the snakes lunging in the half-light
My love, please, don't let me fall back to sleep

Never have I known dreaming to be so bleak
Never had something to lose, to for fight
My dreaming is full of nightmares, my sweet

I don't want to sleep alone; come now please
Come to me so I can finally breathe
My love, please, don't let me fall back to sleep
My dreaming is full of nightmares, my sweet


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Danger Lurked

Danger lurked in each alleyway 
pungent smells could not overcome it
fear gathered hanging darkly

Terror striking minds all edgy
creeping fear filling the dark pit
danger lurked in each alleyway

Draughty eerie winds  blow fiercely
ahead a faint glow, a light lit
fear gathered hanging darkly

The screams I can hear not earthy
what on earth can be the culprit
danger lurked in each alleyway

An apparition all ghostly
clothed in a scary outfit
fear gathered hanging darkly

I stood peering, the night inky
the shadows moved seeming to emit
danger lurked in each alleyway
fear gathered hanging darkly


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Apathy is Fatal

Obedience  is  vital
Join  the  front-line  fray
Conscription  is  essential

Answer  the  war  call
Warships  want  mêlée
Obedience  is  vital

Apathy  is  fatal
Battle  breaks  in  the  bay
Conscription  is  essential

Be  the  hero  and  stand  tall
Join  us  today,  go  without  delay
Obedience  is  vital

Get  your  SLR  and  fight
Help  secure  the  water-way
Your  conscription  is  essential  

Taliban  snipers  will  see  you  fall
Their  aim  is  sharp  and  won't  stray
Obedience  is  vital
Your  conscription  is  essential


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